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Insane Time-Lapse Footage Shows Monstrous Storm Cloud Forming

•, By Adam Mann

Supercell storms are among the rarest and most beautiful weather events on Earth. Filming one with the amazing detail of this time-lapse—taken yesterday by the storm-chasing group Basehunters in eastern Wyoming—is a spectacular feat.

A supercell is essentially a rotating thunderstorm. Strong updrafts spin in a spiral, pulling the clouds into a gigantic saucer-like shape. Because they require very specific conditions to form, supercells do not happen very often.

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